Conficker: rising and shining

So now for a little more tech detail on Win32/Conficker.AQ. The new variant has two main components. The server component is an .EXE that infects vulnerable PC's in the network using the same vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 that Conficker has used since the beginning. This installs the client component, a .DLL (Dynamic Link Library – despite the name, these contain executable code), so as to recruit vulnerable machines into the Conficker botnet.

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